Blas Manuel's blog

The Bush Administration's Get Out of Jail Card for Torturers

Human rights groups and journalists have documented hundreds of cases of detainee abuse from Guantanamo, Afghanistan, and Iraq since early 2002.

The Bank of Me: The June Poker Report

2 June 2006

The Emerald City

God, I miss Seattle.

Another One for the Nerds

To my ears, "ultramontane" sounds like the title of the next Morrissey CD.

Bush Grants Self Permission To Grant More Power To Self

"I promise the American people that I will not abuse this new power, unless it becomes necessary to grant myself the power to do so at a later time."

Strictly for Language Geeks

Sucks is the most concise, emphatic way we have to say something is no good.

It’s a Lock: The May Poker Report

What the hell? Does no one respect the fist tap?

"Ups" to Taiwan

I had always suspected that the Taiwanese were down with Fresno poetry, but now I know for sure.

We'll Chill

How is the novel going? I don't want to talk about it.

Here Comes the Flood: The April Poker Report

Sometimes, you pay out a lot of chips and it feels like your soul has been soaked in lighter fluid and then set aflame.
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